The Arizona Diamondbacks are not done making moves today, as they’ve added another starter to the rotation. Mike Leake will be coming back to Arizona, as the Seattle Mariners have traded him to the Diamondbacks for currently undisclosed terms. Earlier this year, the two teams were reportedly in talks about a deal but it fell through. Leake pitched for Arizona State in 2007-2009 before getting drafted by the Reds 8th overall in 2009. He has since been the poster child for a league-average starter with -0.1 career wins above average.
The Dbacks will likely have Leake replace Zack Greinke’s rotation spot, as he will be going to Houston. The rotation currently projects as Ray, Kelly, Gallen, Leake, and Clarke/Young.
UPDATE: The Diamondbacks will only be paying for $6M over the remainder of the deal and will be sending High-A infield prospect Jose Caballero to Seattle. Caballero is hitting .268/.388/.396 with 12 doubles, 3 homers, and 28/35 in stolen base attempts on the season for Visalia. This deal works out really well for Arizona as the price was not very prohibitive in salary or prospects.
More updates on the deal will come through as soon as it does, this article will be updated.